There is light at the end of the tunnel. Far in the distance, barely visible. Pessimists might even argue that, in all likelihood, it is the headlamp of an oncoming train. Well, Murphy’s law won’t happen in this tunnel. While indeed being an old railroad tunnel at the Ligurian coast, nowadays it belongs to bikers and hikers. So why I’m musing about a light at the end of a tunnel in Italy that, due to Covid restrictions in Europe, can’t even be reached these days from Germany?
Because April fools day 2021 gave me reason to hope that there is indeed, finally, a little light at the end of this pandemic tunnel. Today I got my first Covid vaccination. And it came as a surprise as only yesterday afternoon I got the text message informing me that I can finally schedule an appointment at our local vaccination center. I took the first available slot. And so this April fools day morning at 8am I got treated to a first dose of the Pfizer/BioN-Tech vaccine. Apart from sore arm muscles I feel totally fine. And I’m a happy camper! Now I have to wait six weeks for my second shot. Add another week for the full immunization to take effect, around May 20th I should be able to kiss those viral buggers goodbye for a while.
The photo was taken with the Olympus PEN-F and the 12-100mm F/4. Image specs 1/4 sec @ f/7.1 and ISO 1600. While in yesterdays post I advised on using Auto-ISO to ensure faster shutter speeds to freeze the action in low light, in this shot I purposely dialed in a slow 1/4 sec to intentionally motion blur the passing cyclists to emphasize their intention to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.
Have a great Thursday and stay safe!